SR Gemilang Transport (M) Sdn Bhd has become the latest member of the Scania Ecolution partnership, and is the first truck operator in the northern region of Malaysia to do so. Scania Ecolution is a partnership between Scania and its customers to make a concerted effort to reduce their carbon footprint via total solutions.
Scania became the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles to have its far-reaching climate targets officially approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) back in April 2020. Scania made a conscious commitment to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. SR Gemilang’s participation in the Scania Ecolution partnership is part of this global initiative by the commercial vehicles manufacturer.
SR Gemilang has a fleet of 80 trucks, adding four units of Scania New Truck Generation (NTG) that delivered the best uptime among all the brands in SR Gemilang’s fleet. SR Gemilang Managing Director, M. Aziz, committed to purchase an additional order of five units of Scania NTG. These will be delivered to the company in 2021.
The Scania Ecolution partnership will involve the monitoring of fuel consumption, vehicle and driver behaviour on a daily basis and reviewed monthly. The information gathered is meant to help reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as lower the costs of operation.
The earlier Scania trucks that SR Gemilang acquired in 2015 has managed to deliver very good returns for the company as the fuel savings was the best in its entire fleet. The NTGs that are equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions will help deliver a further 3% fuel savings.
“Our customers are very happy that we decided to purchase the NTGs to carry their goods as they, themselves, know that the NTGs are well known as the best and most reliable truck in the market. Our customers are assured of on time delivery of their goods,” said Muhammad Jaafar, Director of SR Gemilang who signed the Ecolution partnership together with Heba Eltarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.
Muhammad Jaafar took control as Director of SR Gemilang, while M. Aziz took the lead as Managing Director, to start managing a haulage business catering mostly to electronic items, food products and garments. The business started in 2007 with six trucks, three of which were Scania. The company expanded its fleet quickly as its focus on service quality and marketing efforts paid off.
SR Gemilang has also been successful in creating associations with other logistic providers for joint-venture projects, sub-contracting either way. The company also managed to take advantage of the increase in demand for reliable and trustworthy transportation, especially deliveries to and from the Ipoh free trade zones. SR Gemilang is one of the largest logistic providers from Ipoh and is one of the main transporters of duty-free products from the Ipoh free trade zone to Westport and Northport for oversea exports on a daily basis. The company operates from its headquarters in Ipoh, Port Klang as well as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“We are very pleased to be part of Scania’s global initiative. We work hard for our family, and it’s up to us to do whatever we can to care for the environment and set a positive example for our children to follow. I truly hope that they too will do their part in caring for the environment,” concluded Jaafar.